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Royal Court: Princesses chosen for Scio’s May celebration

Four local teens have been chosen to represent the upcoming 2023 Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair. 

Presented annually by the Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair Association, the event will be held May 19-21 at the fairgrounds in Scio. The Royal Court princesses will be honored at their coronation held at 1 p.m. May 19 on the Carol Bates Memorial Stage at the ZCBJ Hall. 

Princesses are Adalai Rudkin, Amy Hand, Eden Dominy and Landie Winans.

Rudkin plans to finish her associate degree in business and pursue a bachelor’s degree with the goal to own a ranch with her own welding business. 

In her spare time, Rudkin likes baking, woodworking, welding and has many other hobbies. Her Scio High School activities include OHSET and FFA.

“I’m honored to be chosen as one of the Royal Court princesses,” said Rudkin, a senior at SHS.

Also an SHS senior, Hand participates on the SHS Leadership Team and FFA. Her hobbies include reading, drawing, knitting, tennis, and cooking with her family. She plans to attend Western Oregon University to major in exercise science in the fall, and then continue her education to become a nurse.

“I am proud to be chosen to represent the community of Scio,” Hand said. “I am proud to represent by being a princess on the Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair Royal Court!”

A senior at Lebanon High School, Dominy participates in band, choir, and sings with her church worship team. Her hobbies include photography, singing and painting. She plans to attend Linn Benton Community College and then Oregon State University. She wants to become a photographer.

“I am honored to be chosen as one of the Royal Court princesses,” Dominy said. “I’m so excited to go into the community and get to know them better.” 

Winans is a member of the FFA and is on the SHS cheer team. She likes hiking, reading, trying new things, and making new friends. She plans to attend LBCC in the fall and get a degree in criminal justice. 

“My plan is to be a flight attendant for a few years and become a criminal investigator,” she said. “I am grateful and excited to represent the Lamb & Wool Fair Royal Court this year. I am even more excited to see what wonderful memories we all make by the end of the Lamb & Wool Fair!”

Prior to the coronation ceremony, a Royal Court Social & Fundraiser will be held 6 – 8 p.m. at the Historic ZCBJ Hall in Scio. 

“Enter the social by wearing a Lamb Fair button that the princesses are selling for $5 each,” said Sydney Rimer, Royal Court coordinator. “Additional buttons will be available for sale at the door, and children 2 and under are free.”

Rimer said the princesses will give their final presentations at the social in hopes of being crowned queen, who will be presented with a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of Katrina Clouse Real Estate Group.

Sponsors include City of Scio, Blay Custom LLC, Scio Auto Parts, North Maine Salon, Best Heating & Cooling, Oregon State Bridge Construction, Clevenger’s Fuel, Blue Haul, Wildflower Coffee Co., and Katrina Clouse Real Estate Group. 

For information, visit or Linn County Lamb & Wool Royal Court on Facebook. 

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